Indian ChampissageTM (Indian Head Massage) was introduced at the 1981 Mind, Body and Spirit Exhibition in London by Narendra Mehta. He extended the traditional head massage to include upper back, shoulder, arms, neck and face. He combined this with an Ayuvedic element and introduced Chakra Balancing to create a truly Holistic therapy.
Massage has played an important part in Indian life and is an important aspect of Ayurvedic medicine and is more than relaxation. It not only strengthens muscles but encourages the body's natural healing energy.
By physically working on the back, shoulders, neck .face and head the following benefits may be obtained:
Relief of tension headaches
A feeling of calm and tranquility
Loosening of the scalp
Relaxation of tense and stiff muscles
Relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
Improved sleeping patterns
How does it work?
Indian head massage aims to release the tension that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
What does it involve?
You remain fully clothed and the treatment is conducted while you sit in a chair. Various massage movements are used on the neck, shoulder and scalp areas, and pressure points on the face are stimulated. A mix of essential oils and special oils may be used to condition the hair, but these are optional.
What are the benefits?
Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for releasing tension in the muscle of the scalp that can often lead to tension headaches. Relaxation is also a key benefit.
Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism; spondylitis or spondylosis. If you have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment.